Optimization of stored energy dispatch for concentrating solar power systems
Concentrating solar power (CSP) is an emerging technology capable of generating renewable, dispatchable power using cost-effective thermal energy storage. Dispatchability imparts significant value to a power generation technology, both expanding the applications in which it is useful and -- perhaps more critically -- enabling the proliferation of other non-dispatchable renewable technologies by supplementing their performance during transient periods of low or variable production. Current CSP technology is functional but sub-optimal, especially with regard to solar field design and to strategies ...
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